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IRAQ: At least nine killed in Baghdad bombing

May 3, 2011 |  3:29 pm

At least nine people were killed and many wounded Tuesday in a car bomb explosion in south Baghdad, officials in Iraq said.

The blast occurred in front of a cafe, according to news reports. Many of the dead and injured were young people, police and medical officials said.

"It was a bomb inside a vehicle which resulted in the death and injury of a number of civilians in the district of Abu Dshir," said Maj. Gen. Qassim Atta Moussawi, spokesman for security forces in Baghdad, Reuters news agency reported.

No one had claimed responsibility for the attack by late Tuesday.

-- Emal Haidary